Erich Peterson, horn

Erich Peterson , received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Horn Performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Dale Clevenger, Norman Schweikert and Gail Williams. Currently, Erich is the Assistant Principal/Second Horn with the Grand Rapids Symphony, having joined the orchestra in March, 2004. In addition to his playing duties, Erich began as Personnel Manager of the Grand Rapids Symphony in July, 2007. Every August, Erich can be found in Door County, Wisconsin where he is the Second Horn in the Peninsula Music Festival orchestra.

Prior to moving to Grand Rapids, Erich was a member of the national tour of Les Miserables with whom he performed more than 1500 shows in over 40 states and Canada over a period of 6 years. Erich is also a regular substitute with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Ravinia Festival Orchestra and Chicago Opera Theater.  Erich was also active as a studio musician having recorded hundreds of television/radio commercials and video game soundtracks.

Erich maintains an active teaching schedule both at home and as an adjunct faculty member at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


When not playing or teaching, Erich can be found birding or solving puzzles of all kinds. Erich and his wife Sarah are enjoying life in Grand Rapids with their daughter Amelia and their cat Minnie.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060